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Released: Apr 29, 2012 | 3:01 AM
Category: Pop
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 6.14 MB

Plays: 1370
Downloads: 9
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
For many years, my Mom told me exactly what she wanted to happen when she died. For one thing, she wanted a party not a funeral. For another thing, there was only one piece of music she really wanted to be played... some version or other of Is That All There Is? (as made popular by Peggy Lee). So, that day has arrived - her wake is tomorrow - and here is my slightly altered version of the song just for my Mom. RIP.

Words and Music: Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
Altered lyrics: Carla J. Patterson
Graphics: Carla Cryptic

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KCsGROOVE Artist

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Sorry to hear that your mom passed away
Well, this is a fine tribute to her..
Take care!
KC
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grathy Artist

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Nice one Carla.....
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jl Administrator

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Let's keep dancing
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georgeptingley Artist Happy to hear you in such good form; sad to learn of your dear mother's passing.
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RubyDubidoux Moderator

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Carla!

Sorry to hear this sad news....I like JL's sentiment smiley

Let's celebrate the love!

Hugs!
Elaine smiley
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5 years ago
carlajpatterson Artist

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Wow, it was awesome today! People from all eras of my Mom's life were there and it was a great party, one which she would have enjoyed. We put up artwork of hers from different eras and many of the attendees brought things of hers that she'd given them or sold them and we got to see art we hadn't seen in decades in some cases. I played this song and after the first verse, lots of people started singing along with the chorus. It was an amazing experience with an energy and emotional tenor which was very positive and healing. There were a few tears shed but mostly we just had a good time talking about Mom. smiley

Thanks for your kind words, folks! I really appreciate them all.
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pharmakeus Artist

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Intense and honest
Profound
Great jazz
Cabaret
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks Chris!
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jennyLYNN Artist

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SO sorry ! -
All right And so exceptional and am enjoying much .
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks. smiley
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Carla my heart breaks for your loss. Then in true Carla form you transform that heartbreak/tragedy into this! You sneaky artist you! smiley Love the Parisian street feel to this and WOWSA how cool how your voice 'suddenly' is higher. Very cool indeed.

Smiling thur the tears for sure, but the point is; still smiling. Hope you are healing my good friend. Sounds like everyone had a great get together. Remembering and sharing. Betcha Mom was present also, proudly smiling literally ear to ear.

Thanks for sharing with the family, masterfully well done.
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Deebeesea Artist

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I always loved this song and you certainly did an amazing rendition of it. Your mother would be proud! With utmost respect! ...Diane
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks so much, Diane! And, Chris, you are a great friend and a true fan. smiley Love you, too, you know? smiley
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i remember coming to my friends here at icomp when my mom passed...there is some comfort in sharing in creation with your friends...bless you and your mom and your talent and thank you for sharing this very personal and beautiful moment with us, your friends...

oh, and well done...
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks so much! And now I know what you went through, at least in general. There's nothing like losing your Mom and I get it now instead of just imagining it.
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Cp,

This song has always held a fascination to me. I was 10 when it came out and had recently experienced the loss of my father, an aunt and an uncle in the span of a year and a half. This song and "Those Were the Days", which also came out around the same time, made me realize that we all ask the same questions about life and it's experience. Being 10 years old, I needed these songs to help me through...and they did.

You have done a perfect performance my dear. Your mom and Peggy Lee herself are smiling down upon you, but the eternal question?

........?

Terrific work!

-Cp
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks Cp smiley I was into this song when I was a kid, too, but I was lucky and didn't experience death in my immediate surroundings till I was in high school and, even
then, it wasn't close family. 10 is early! Hugs all the way back to then from me now.
Your comments always mean the world to me, by the way. I seem to listen to this song
at least once a day and it makes me feel connected to my Mom. That's the coolest thing
about music - it takes you right back to a moment in time as if nothing is in the way.
We are lucky, we humans. smiley
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Yup... all there is. My condolences.
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RIP you mum. I think she Love this!

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what a wonderful post!
Carla - i love your loose vocal style - your easy way of hitting the notes and gorgeous vibrato sound so good. This is a great gift for your mom. I sure enjoyed your stories - your mom sounds like she was The Best! Thank you, Anne
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Gosh, what a beautiful submission. I loved this, Carla, and I'm sure your Mum would have done too. I loved the readings, and I loved the singing.
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This has always been a firm fav of mine...Carla so sorry to hear of your Mom.
I hope your Mom got to hear your luscious talent while she was alive.
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A great job on a request fulfilled! You have expressed your great love for your mother in a very special way. You will see her again!
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Thanks so much for all the great comments, my friends! They mean a lot.
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Great song, Carla ..

Much emotions there smiley

- LaFayette smiley
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Thanks LaFayette. smiley
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I love it, Carla.

RIP to your mom
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Carla - my heart goes out to you - You are a good daughter for singing this song for your Mom and sharing it here - I already adore this song and even more with your version - God Bless smiley Rob B-)
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Thanks so much Robby and thanks to you, too, Ramona! smiley
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sweetest tribute to you mama Carla...she would smile because even though you can't see her this is how we keep them alive. i think this one is ready to go on the air and i'mma cry.
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This is just a wonderful song! I hear it for the first time and I'm blown away.. it made me smile 'till the last sentences ..that's were I shed a tear....

Love you big time!
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks Dika and Kena... so glad you have heard it. It still makes me laugh also - and I wish you could have been at the wake with us when I played it since everyone there sang along! It was a powerful experience much befitting my mom's life.
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Beautiful song ! Wonderful lyrics and story telling with deep meaning. Believe your mom would be proud and happy for you smiley
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Thanks Vav! smiley
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Beautiful, beautiful work, Carla.
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Thanks sweetie!
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Beautiful work Carla and a very touching story.

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Thanks again, Yves. smiley
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